LĂ©onicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹 | Check out @TheFOLD_ . Literary Agent at @TransLitAgency . CLOSED TO QUERIES. All glory to God ✝️
65 MSWL
37 AskAgent
5 Tips

G’morning! I’m doing a day in the life and an #askagent on my IG. Y’all should really follow me over there @/leonicka_

Colleen Oefelein
@eerie_o
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at NY's JDlit. Bookworm. Alaskan. Also Author CM McCoy: EERIE (S&S 2015). Irish Dancer. Retired USAF ~ChemE~SCBWI DAV.
16 MSWL
2 AskAgent
11 Tips

My interview with Newsmax regarding my experience with @JDLitAgency The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

#WritingCommunity #amquerying #askagent

newsmaxtv.com/Shows/American…

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
129 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

And my Q&A #askagent sessions are saved too (I did one last week)

Or click here: instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0…

LĂ©onicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
she/her 🇭🇹 | Check out @TheFOLD_ . Literary Agent at @TransLitAgency . CLOSED TO QUERIES. All glory to God ✝️
65 MSWL
37 AskAgent
5 Tips

Julianne Mundle @JulianneMundle

@leonicka Hi @leonicka, I noticed that you are not interested in manuscripts that “teach a lesson.” Are you able to elaborate on what you mean by that please?

GREAT Q! I want books that kids will pick up for themselves and share with their friends, not books that their parents/teachers will force them read so they learn to share or the value of teamwork or something. I’m not a fan of didactic texts. #askagent

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
129 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
129 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips

I’ve been doing a series where I cover “blog post type” topics & make illustrated posts on IG.

Check out my 5 things I look for in an ideal client: instagram.com/p/CLmseFwAoRy/… #askagent

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
129 MSWL
224 AskAgent
331 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Alyssa M. Perez S @lavamermaid

@UweStenderPhD I've been genuinely curious if you as an agent pass on a query but then one day later that book you passed on gets published... Do you usually read it or not want to?
Replying to @lavamermaid

No, I get about 50 queries a day on average, so admittedly, sadly, I wouldn't even know. BUT, if I offered and the writer picked another agent, I would love to, and do, read it.

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Craig Noles (CN Scott) @CNScott4

@UweStenderPhD A book I read about querying said to consider stopping after 50 rejections. What are you thoughts on that? Thanks!
Replying to @CNScott4

I would stop after you went through all "legitimate" agents. Sadly it's not necessarily clear what "legitimate" means. But I would not go by a specific number. At Triada, you have 6. I am certain you can get to more than 50.

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips
Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Sara Kruger @sarakruger

@UweStenderPhD @Michelle4Laughs Is it ever ok to use a best selling book by a prolific author as a comp?
Replying to @sarakruger

As long as you don't say "I am the next xyz,"all is well. In nonfiction, your comps actually preferably be against the bestsellers...so it depends on genre, too.

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Lori Keckler (Wear Your Mask!) @LoriKeckler

@UweStenderPhD On the practice of submitting to a different agent at the same agency after 1 has turned you down: have you ever heard of a writer finding their agent this way? For some reason, I'm shy to query like that. Danke!
Replying to @LoriKeckler

Yes, as long as the agency does not object. If you write YA, for instance, query me- if I pass, go to the other 5, one after the other, just don't do it simultaneously. A NO is an individual NO, not an agency wide NO here.

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Bonnie Maisen is brainstorming @BonnieMaisen

@UweStenderPhD @Michelle4Laughs 1. What are the qualities of a good hook?
2. If a writer has no writing credits, how much information is useful in the bio section of a query?
Replying to @BonnieMaisen

1. Essentially, it's personal. I may get hooked on something, and another agent won't. Some people like Taylor Swift's music, I prefer Rihanna's.
2. Just say something general about you <i.e. I live in xyz with my pets.. >

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

RealCRich @RealCRich

@UweStenderPhD How would agents receive ensemble casts? Collection of short stories but written as a novel?
Replying to @RealCRich

I personally would find the odds against it high. I would only rep current clients for those, as publishers generally don't seem to want to buy such projects. YET, there may be agents who would disagree with me and love just THAT.

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Qualität kommt von Qual. 'Mooky.' 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music.
68 MSWL
1073 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips